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Panama City, FL, Estados Unidos28 Oct — 4 Nov
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Panama City car hire information

Pick-up locationPanama City
Hire locations12
Airport locations7

Panama City car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (94 reviews)
1 location in Panama City
Alamo
Locations in Panama City
6300 West Bay Pkwy+1 844 370 3972
Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:30
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent20 Oct 2020
Pros: Car was the perfect size for our need an got great gas mileage- it was also very clean! Drop-off was quick and easy!Cons: Pick up was terrible. Only one slow-moving employee with five customers in line... picking up took about an hour.
10.0 Excellent9 Oct 2020
Pros: Staff was greatCons: Truck smelled like SMOKE!!!!
9.6 Excellent8 Sep 2020
Pros: the man at the pickup counter was very friendly and helpful
10.0 Excellent4 Aug 2020
Pros: Helpful staff. Service was excellent.Cons: Maybe add another clerk. Was a line when we got there.
10.0 Excellent7 Jun 2020
Pros: yes, the staff was friendly and helpful and super easy drop off.Cons: cannot think of how it could be better.
10.0 Excellent23 Dec 2019
Pros: The staff was excellent and the drop of EasyCons: Nothing, everything was really well
6.8 Good11 Dec 2019
Pros: Drop off ways smooth and car was in good condition once were able to get one the next day.Cons: Staff left airport early and we were stranded without a car. We were told that they clocked out at 11:23pm and that they couldn’t reimburse or help us. I have call records beginning at 11:17 from in front of their desk with no one there. Other rental company employees were at their desks and mentioned that Alamo employees left early.Very frustrated with this company. Also didn’t give us a price match and had to pay more after their mistake.
8.8 Excellent31 Jul 2019
Pros: staff was friendly and helpful, drop off was super easyCons: extra counter help when line gets a little long on pick up
5.6 Okay9 Jun 2019
Pros: Pick up is easyCons: A non smoking car for someone who is allergic to cigarette smoke. Also a car that does not have a bad tire and an agent that says he has no other car to trade for the defective car, but I can go to any Firstone and get the tire fixed (not after hours) and roadside assist can only put on a donut tire
10.0 Excellent26 May 2019
Pros: Great staff & easy drop off
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.4 Excellent (52 reviews)
3 locations in Panama City
Enterprise
Locations in Panama City
1104 W 15th St+1 850 872 9206
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2024 W 23rd St+1 850 747 1110
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
6300 West Bay Pkwy+1 850 235 3771
Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:30
  • 8.1
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
6.4 Good9 Jun 2020
Pros: The staff was great. No issues with pick up and drop box was fairly straight forward.Cons: The car smelled heavily of smoke when we got it. The power steering was making odd noises (may require additional power steering fluid). The right rear tire gave a lower pressure warning after having the car for a few hours. No issues after filling it up so didn't appear to be a structural issue.
8.4 Excellent9 Feb 2020
Pros: Great location and staff. Especially Jessica Scott. She was wonderful helping set up my rental.Cons: They even offered me a ride after I dropped the car off.... nothing could have been better.
9.6 Excellent30 Nov 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly, drop off very quickCons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent6 Feb 2019
Pros: Edwin was super helpful!! Quick easy checkout and return
10.0 Excellent7 Dec 2018
Pick up and drop off was very quick and easyPros: The car got extremely good gas mileage eco friendly car
4.0 Okay23 Nov 2018
Cons: The vehicle I reserved was not available....again Windshield was filthy...could not see out of it.
10.0 Excellent3 Mar 2018
The staff at Enterprise were super fantastic!Pros: They assisted me when I was in a pinch.Cons: Nothing...best service of all!
10.0 Excellent14 Jan 2018
Great Minivan at an excellent pricePros: My first rental of a Kia vehicle and it met or exceeded my expectations. Will definitely use Kayak again when renting.Cons: Nothing that I disliked about the vehicle or rental process.
10.0 Excellent15 May 2017
Excellent Customer ServicePros: We had reserved a mid-sized SUV for 4 adults and 4 pieces of luggage. When we went to the car stall and saw a small SUV that actually had the cargo space of a small hatchback, we went back to the counter and requested a larger vehicle, as we had initially reserved. The agent was professional, she apologized and got us into a larger SUV that was perfect for our family.
3.6 Mediocre8 May 2017
Pros: Cat smelled like smoke. It was filthy. Staff was rude p
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Rated no. 3
Budget
7.5 Good (71 reviews)
2 locations in Panama City
Budget
Locations in Panama City
6300 West Bay Parkway+1 850 763 0108
Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:30
731 North Highway 231+1 850 769 2449
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay6 Oct 2020
Pros: Car was clean and easy to use electronicallyCons: Unscrupulous practices in upselling I have never heard of before. Will NEVER use Budget again.
4.4 Okay21 Jul 2020
Pros: Pick up/ drop off was quick and easy.Cons: The car got a flat tire. I called the emergency roadside number and was told it would be at least 3 hours before somebody could get to the car. I put the donut on the car and spent the next 2 hours talking to customer service and getting rerouted to another person/number before I finally just gave up. Drove the car on the interstate with a donut on it over an hour back to the Budget office. Nobody at the desk so just left the keys in the drop box.
4.0 Okay21 Jun 2020
Pros: Didn’t really like anything, except the fact that the car didn’t break down.Cons: I had to get three different cars, before I found one that smelled OK. The first two have been smoked in, and when I went back for the third I got some lip from the guy at the desk. I got into the third car, it had been smoked in as well and had not been cleaned. This time they had to use some cherry air freshener, so It smelled like fruity cigarettes. How nice. Also, the car oil change light was on. They did comp my gas, which was nice, but I would rather have paid for my gas and not smelled cherry cigs.
2.0 Mediocre31 Dec 2019
Pros: I didn’t like anything... Budget refused to honor the reservation.Cons: It would have been nice if they honored the reservation
2.0 Mediocre15 Jul 2019
Pros: Honestly, nothingCons: We never even got the car. I reserved it for my workers to pick up. I made sure i put it in one of my guys names and paid for it with my card. When they got there they couldnt get it because i wasnt along! The girl at the desk was not helpful at all. Now im thankful for Uber tho!
4.4 Okay10 Jul 2019
Pros: Nothing. I was overcharged for the car I reserved online. I feel that is not fare.Cons: Not overcharges people for something they reserved online.
5.2 Okay19 May 2019
Pros: Staff was very friendly upon pick-up but we had to wait a while because they were busy or slow filling out paperwork. There was no one there when we dropped off the car because of our early flight.Cons: The car looked like it had been through a demolition derby. My wife took the keys back to the counter but the guy said the damage was caused by a hurricane. I don’t think so! Hurricanes don’t cause big scratches in cars and major dents on the side. We took numerous pictures of the car with my iPad,
7.6 Good1 May 2019
Pros: Staff was good, drop off was easyCons: Email follow up after drop off since it was early and no attendant was on duty
10.0 Excellent1 May 2019
Pros: Staff was very friendly and fast
10.0 Excellent24 Sep 2018
Just what I needed!Pros: The staff was really friendly and let me pick the car I wanted.Cons: I have no complaints.
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
7.4 Good (54 reviews)
2 locations in Panama City
Hertz
Locations in Panama City
2106 W 15th Street+1 850 913 9112
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
6401 West Bay Parkway+1 850 235 2201
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
6.0 Good29 Sep 2020
Pros: N/A see note belowCons: We booked through Kayak when we arrived there was no record of our booking. So we rented two days later from Avis. Also I tried to book through AAA they said you had no agency in the airport you do. I picked okay as a rating because I don’t think it was your fault but you lost a sale and I thought you should know because in the past you have been excellent.
8.0 Excellent29 Sep 2020
Pros: Great fuel economy.Cons: Car smelled badly of smoke at pickup
2.0 Mediocre24 Jul 2020
Pros: NOTHING.. I FEEL LIKE WHEN YOU GET A CONFIRMATION NUMBER THAT SHOULD BE A DONE DEAL..Cons: I recieved a confirmation number after speaking with a customer repetitive and got there to pick up my rental and was denied.. I made sure to let them know exactly what type of card was being used.. I was told NO PROBLEM EVERYTHING in order ready to go.. I get there with EVERYTHING I was told to have then denied due to credit check .. They were told I had NO CREDIT GOOD OR BAD.. I was told everything was in order NO PROBLEM not having ANY CREDIT..
2.0 Mediocre26 Apr 2020
Pros: NOTHING!Cons: We were unable to pick up the car due to Hertz wanting more money, even though we had already paid for the reservation in full through Kayak. This was not stated when we booked the car or in subsequent emails from Hertz.
10.0 Excellent14 Dec 2019
Pros: Everything was super easy to deal with.Cons: Nothing, everything was up to par
4.4 Okay3 Jul 2019
Cons: we waited almost an hour at the Panama City Airport to get our car. We were second in line for the car, but the attendant only worked with gold members if they were in their line so we had to wait until there was nobody in that line for us to get served
9.2 Excellent18 Jun 2019
Cons: Easiest rent car return I have experienced
10.0 Excellent25 May 2019
Pros: Pick up and drop off were very easy. The car we had was just right for our family.
2.0 Mediocre5 May 2019
Pros: They did not have a car!!! We had to get a friend to drive us!Cons: They could have honored our reservation!! I the call saying they couldn’t honor your reservation the day of the rental! I had to get a friend to drive to the location... then I had to cancel on him!!!
2.0 Mediocre31 Aug 2018
The car I've rented was not availablePros: When I came to the rental place, lady told me to look elsewhere, they have no vehicles available. So I've ended up with no vehicles at all. Why would you offer a rental deal if you have nothing available.Cons: Very unprofessional
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Rated no. 5
Avis
7.9 Good (18 reviews)
2 locations in Panama City
Avis
Locations in Panama City
6300 West Bay Parkway+1 850 769 1411
Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:30
731 North Highway 231+1 850 914 3090
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 8
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay25 Jul 2020
Cons: First of all, this was a bait and switch situation. The car I ordered was not available but had another just like it but for 28.00 more a day. Had no choice. But the car smelled like the person before us was smoking pot and cigarettes. Car was not clean! Poor service all around.
7.2 Good25 Jun 2020
Pros: Pick up and drop off were smooth and easy. The rental car lot at this location was easy to use. When Avis could not provide the vehicle I had reserved they matched the price for a larger vehicle (after being asked to.)Cons: The desk agents presentation. When she quoted me the price for the company provided insurance policy I declined indicating I was aware my regular auto insurance covered me in this rental car. She responded by asking me in a threatening tone “even in a 12 passenger van?” The answer is yes even in a 12 passenger van as I had stated. Even though I had declined the unnecessary insurance she had tried to sell me she still tried to intimidate me in to purchasing it when I didn’t need it.
9.6 Excellent17 Jun 2020
Pros: Fast and easy pickup and drop offCons: The vehicle could have been a little cleaner
9.6 Excellent4 Dec 2018
Late arriving flightsPros: The staff member was friendly and efficient at pick-up and drop-off. The car was very nice for the size.Cons: I was flying in from Houston and my flight was delayed until 11:30 p.m. arrival, which would cause me to arrive after the closing time for the ECP Avis location. I called the main customer service number for Avis and tried to get a phone number for the Panama City Airport location. Their customer service number was only available until 5 p.m. I called the main number back and asked if the ECP location would wait for me to arrive because I had no way to get from the airport to Defuniak Springs that night. They told me no, so I cancelled the car reservation. Meanwhile, United brought a plane in and was able to get us to the ECP airport before closing. My husband called and got me a new reservation for a car rental at Avis; however, I think I had to pay a few dollars more and received a smaller car. When I picked up the car, the attendant told me that she has to stay at the location until the last flight comes in that night. That would have been so helpful to know that and I would not have been in a panic about being stuck at that small airport in the country.
9.6 Excellent11 Mar 2018
Pros: Convenient, Nice car choice (Nissan)
10.0 Excellent17 Aug 2017
Way to go PC AvisPros: I loved the lady who helped us in Panama City at the NW Florida Regional Airport. She was very kind and helpful.
3.6 Mediocre3 Jun 2017
Overcharged and poor customer servicePros: Car suited my basic needs.Cons: I believe that I was overcharged. Avia charged me $30 per day plus $15 a day for other fees and taxes There is no State tax in Florida. I probaby won't rent from Avia again. Kim
10.0 Excellent24 Apr 2017
Pros: Very Quick and Easy
2.0 Mediocre15 Jul 2016
Pros: Was charged an extra $17 with no explaination. I topped off the tank 5 miles from the airport so the tank was full..
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Rated no. 6
National
6.6 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in Panama City
National
Locations in Panama City
6300 West Bay Pkwy+1 844 370 3973
Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:30
  • 6
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent29 Dec 2019
Cons: Truck was dirty but service before and after was great
Sunnycars
1 location in Panama City
Sunnycars
Locations in Panama City
6300 West Bay Pkwy
Recent reviews
292 travellers who hired a car in Panama City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.1

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